Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)

Tui Na

Tui Na is an ancient Chinese healing art.

Although Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) has been practiced in China for more than 4000 years it has only recently become known in the west, along with acupuncture and herbal medicine. It is used in traditional Chinese hospitals as part of current healing practice.

In Chinese medicine ill health is seen as a pattern of disharmony resulting from various internal and external causes. Tui Na seeks to restore harmony and health to the body in a holistic, multi-dimensional way.

Tui Na is used by Chinese Olympic athletes for peak performance and for general health care and in traditional hospitals throughout China. It is a strong effective therapy for musculo-skeletal problems and energy imbalances.

Tui Na works to balance the flow of Qi (chee) around the body. Qi is the vital life energy which permeates the whole universe and is the activating force for life. Within the body Qi flows within channels and meridians supplying energy to all the body’s organs, tissues and to the brain.

Tui Na provides a traditional and successful alternative treatment for some of the sorts of problems which in western medicine are treated by physiotherapists, osteopaths, and sports therapists.

Tui Na works on the muscles, joints and Qi of the body giving a stronger more effective treatment than where each is worked on separately. By addressing the causes of problems it provides a more long lasting relief because your body is improved in a deep and fundamental way.

Qi produces the human body just as water becomes ice. As water freezes into ice, so Qi coagulates to form the human body. When a person dies, he or she becomes spirit again. It is called spirit just as melted ice changes its name to water? 

— Wang Chong (AD 27-97)

Tui Na uses massage techniques combined with acupressure. It works on the energies of the meridian system as well as the body’s muscles.

Because it works holistically, Tui Na is ideal for treating problems associated with a modern lifestyle. These include such conditions as repetitive strain injury, stress related problems, restricted shoulder movement, back pain and sports injury.

By applying pressure to specific points along these meridians the flow of Qi is changed so that it moves freely throughout the body. Distribution of Qi throughout the body has profound effects on your emotional, intellectual spiritual and physical wellbeing.

When your Qi is balanced you are free from stiffness, aches and pains and you feel relaxed, confident, enthusiastic and full of vigour.

Bring the sparkle of wellness back into your life with Tui Na.

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